January 18, 2013

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
PUBLIC SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013

SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with U.S. Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

11:00 a.m.
Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

1:00 p.m.
Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a working lunch with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:05 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a joint press availability with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the Department of State.
(OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
Pre set for video cameras: 1:15 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 pm from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby


DEPUTY SECRETARY BILL BURNS

10:15 a.m. Deputy Secretary Burns meets with Singaporean Ambassador to the U.S. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

12:00 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns officiates the 87th Civil Service Orientation Class Swearing-In Ceremony, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:30 p.m.
Deputy Secretary Burns attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

DEPUTY SECRETARY TOM NIDES

3:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides attends the Thursday Luncheon Group 40th Anniversary Reception, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Nides speaks with representatives from J Street, at the White House.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH


Administrator Shah is on foreign travel to Nigeria through January 18 to meet with government officials and leaders in Nigeria’s private sector on new opportunities to accelerate growth and development. On January 17, Administrator Shah was in Abuja to launch a new agreement that will result in increased private financing for the country’s agriculture sector. On January 18, Administrator Shah will visit Lagos to meet with young entrepreneurs and business leaders in a townhall hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation. In addition, he will participate in roundtable discussions with Nigerian private sector leaders, youth entrepreneurs and energy sector representatives.

UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS WENDY SHERMAN

1:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Sherman participates in Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting and working lunch with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH, ENERGY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT ROBERT HORMATS

8:00 a.m.
Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Chinese Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Hormats holds a conference call with Paula DiPerna, Special Advisor, North America, Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m.
Under Secretary Hormats meets with David Hamod, President & CEO, National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hormats attends a meeting at the White House.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY AND PUBLIC AFFAIRS TARA SONENSHINE

1:00 p.m. Under Secretary Sonenshine meets with representatives from Teach for All, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

UNDER SECRETARY FOR CIVILIAN SECURITY, DEMOCRACY, AND HUMAN RIGHTS MARIA OTERO


Under Secretary Otero is on foreign travel to Chile, Peru, and Uruguay through January 19 to meet with government officials and civil society representatives on a range of issues, including on human rights, TIP, social inclusion, youth engagement, democracy promotion, and counternarcotics efforts. In Santiago, Chile, she participates in the Second Regional Latin America Conference of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), organized by the Government of Chile, and delivers keynote remarks at a Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Day of Action. In Montevideo, Uruguay, she attends the soft launch of Embassy Montevideo’s Youth Council.

CHIEF OF PROTOCOL AMBASSADOR CAPRICIA PENAVIC MARSHALL

10:00 a.m. Ambassador Marshall hosts a farewell ceremony in honor of the departing Ambassador of the United Republic of Tanzania, Her Excellency Mwanaidi Sinare Maajar, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

1:00 p.m. Ambassador Marshall assists with the visit of the Foreign Minister of Japan, His Excellency Fumio Kishida, at the U.S. Department of State.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR CONFLICT AND STABILIZATION OPERATIONS RICK BARTON

Assistant Secretary Barton is on foreign travel to Honduras through January 18. Please click here for more information.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ROBERT BLAKE

Assistant Secretary Blake is on foreign travel to Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Germany through January 18.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT AFFAIRS WILLIAM BROWNFIELD

Assistant Secretary Brownfield is on foreign travel to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany to speak at the Senior Executive Seminar.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS KURT CAMPBELL

1:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Campbell attends Secretary Clinton’s bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS AFFAIRS JOSE FERNANDEZ

2:00 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Fernandez conducts a briefing at the Foreign Press Center in Washington, DC, highlighting the U.S.-Mexico economic relationship.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ROBERTA JACOBSON


Assistant Secretary Jacobson is on foreign travel through January 18 to Spain, the United Kingdom, and Belgium to hold bilateral meetings and participate in consultations. Please click here for more information.

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR OCEANS AND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL AND SCIENTIFIC AFFAIRS KERRI-ANN JONES

11:00 a.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with Singaporean Ambassador to the U.S. Ashok Kumar Mirpuri to discuss environmental and marine conservation matters, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:30 p.m.
Assistant Secretary Jones meets with the Director for Global Public Goods with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Philippe Meunier to discuss sustainable development and environmental matters, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR POPULATION, REFUGEES, AND MIGRATION ANNE RICHARD


10:30 a.m. Assistant Secretary Richard meets with Ambassador of Lebanon to the U.S. Antoine Chedid, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

2:00 p.m. Assistant Secretary Richard attends meetings at InterAction.
(MEDIA DETERMINED BY HOST)

AMBASSADOR-AT-LARGE FOR GLOBAL WOMEN’S ISSUES MELANNE VERVEER

3:00 p.m.
Ambassador Verveer attends a farewell reception for Legal Advisor Harold Koh, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS RETA JO LEWIS

Special Representative Lewis attends meetings associated with the U.S. Conference of Mayors 81st Winter Meeting, held January 17-19, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.

11:30 a.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with George Vallejo, Mayor of North Miami Beach, Florida, to discusses sub-national engagements, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

4:45 p.m. Special Representative Lewis meets with Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Mayor of Baltimore, Maryland to discuss Baltimore’s ongoing international city-to-city engagements, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

9:30 p.m.
Special Representative Lewis attends a ceremony to honor Michael Nutter, Mayor of Philadelphia, 70th President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, in Washington, DC.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR MUSLIM COMMUNITIES FARAH PANDITH

Special Representative Pandith accompanies President of Somalia Hassan Sheikh Mohamud for meetings and events with Washington, DC area Muslim leaders, on Capitol Hill.

DIRECTOR OF POLICY PLANNING JAKE SULLIVAN

10:30 a.m.
Director Sullivan hosts S/P guest speaker David Gordon, at the Department of State.
(CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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